Mommy Makeover

Pregnancy can cause dramatic changes, leaving extra skin, stretch marks and sagging. A Mommy Makeover (mom job or mommy tuck) can include a combination of breast lift (with or without implants), tummy tuck, liposuction and fat grafting to the buttocks.

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A breast lift is a procedure that reshapes and contours the skin and tissue of the breast. Surgery consists of elevating the breast tissue and nipples into a more normal position. At the same time excess skin is removed, and if you desire, an enlargement of the breasts with a saline or silicone implant can be performed. The scar left by this surgery is around the brown portion of the areola. In women whom need a more extensive lift, the scar extends from the lower middle portion of the areola, down to the fold underneath the breast, and sometimes includes a transverse scar just above the bra line. These scars tend to blend in and fade nicely over time.

Tummy tuck (also known as abdominoplasty) is an operation that corrects a loose, stretched stomach and in the process removes all necessary extra skin and contours the full areas of the flanks and hips with liposuction. For those patients that require excessive loose skin to be removed, the stalk of the belly button (umbilicus) will need a new exit created in the newly draped skin. This requires an incision around the belly button, which quickly fades and looks like a normal belly button scar.

Liposuction is a body sculpting technique used to remove unwanted fat deposits from areas of the body that are resistant to moderate exercise and appropriate diet. The process removes fat cells from the areas treated. The areas most commonly treated in a Mommy Makeover are the abdomen, waist and hips, trochanteric areas (saddle bags), and thighs.

Fat transfers to the buttock area cannot provide a dramatically large amount of volume, but it can provide enough volume to give the result for which the majority of patients desire. Fat is removed by liposuction from another area of the patient’s body, the fat is refined, and then implanted in small, smooth injections to the buttock area.

These combinations of procedures can restore a body changed by pregnancy and give a woman a dramatic and beautiful new silhouette. To see video of an extreme Mommy Makeover performed by Dr. Christopher Verbin, visit our video gallery and see how much of impact this surgery made on one special woman’s life.

Do you have questions regarding buttock lift and/or augmentation options? Please feel free to contact our patient coordinator at 310-539-6500 or email her at